Happy new year sewists! It's the time for resolutions again and sewing resolutions are the most fun to make. I'll get to spend my time sewing and have new clothes at the end. Win-win! Last year I made a #2016MakeNine list (see the results here) and it was a nice way to give myself some sewing goals for the year. So I was excited to do it again and as we all know, resolutions that are shared are more often kept. :)
1. Ultimate Pyjamas by Sew Over It
2. Watson Bra by Cloth Habit
I tried this pattern in 2016 and it was not successful. I'd really like to try again and get the sizing right.
3. Lupin Jacket by Deer & Doe
I bought this pattern while I was in France in 2016. I'm looking forward to trying it out. Plus it will be my first by Deer & Doe!
4. Ginger Flares by Closet Case Patterns
I love my Birkin Flares and I'm looking forward to trying out another pattern.
5. Vogue V1501
6. Rosa Shirt by Tilly and the Buttons
7. Ruby Top by Tessuti
9. Ebony Pant by StyleArc
8. Sophia Dress by By Hand London
This year’s Make Nine selection is a mix of things I need in my wardrobe, things that I would like to challenge myself to make, plus a few “want-to-makes”. In the need category, are the Ultimate Pajamas and Rosa Shirt. My pajama bottoms and chambray shirts are sadly worn and ready to be replaced. In the challenge category, there is the Lupin Jacket, Watson Bra and Ginger Flares.
Without even intending to really, I’ve assembled a nice variety of garments, 2 lounge pieces, 2 tops, 2 pants, 2 dresses and 1 jacket. So evenly distributed across categories! I’ve already purchased 8 of the patterns and have fabric for three of them. I think I’m most excited about the Sophia Dress. My brother is getting married this summer and I think this will make a fantastic party dress.
Other things to make in 2017
I’d like to do a little more quilting this year. I really enjoyed making my improvisational quilt at the beginning of last year and I especially love using the two quilts I’ve made. They do their job well and I love knowing that I made them. It’s somehow a little different than wearing a garment I made which I do almost everyday. Quilts are so labor intensive and seeing as I’ve only made two of them all the way from start to finish, they are quite rare in my house. During the Black Friday sales, I bought two patterns from Suzy Quilts, the Stars Hollow Quilt and Triangle Jitters. I love her design aesthetic and I’m looking forward to trying these out. I’d also like to try another improvisational quilt. It was so much fun and such a different way to work.
I’m also going to be joining in a few months of the #SewMyStyle sewalong. I’ll be sharing a tips post and have committed to sewing the Briar Tee in June. I may also make the Darling Ranges in August because it’s been on my list for a long time. It's such a cool project and I didn't want to commit to a whole year but I'm excited to join in even if it's only a little bit.
Oh wait, what about some knitting? I love knitting too and tend to knit a couple pairs of socks every year. It's a nice way to take a break from the machine yet still be creative and productive. I will probably make more socks but I've also been eyeing the Find Your Fade shawl. I love big scarves and this one is such a showcase for pretty colors.
Have you made any sewing plans for 2017 yet? What's on your list?